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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Fast-Moving Mind (and Mouth) of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

    It seems that, Gerald Bostock, the noted writer and lyricist, is at it again. Bostock first came to fame in the early '70s when, as an 8-year-old boy genius, his award-winning epic poem Thick as a Brick was adapted into a concept album by English rockers Jethro Tull. However, his prize was revoked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Paul Stanley's New Book Looks Like the Most Reliable KISStory to Date

    Face the Music: A Life Exposed By Paul Stanley HarperOne, 480 pp., $28.99 With the publication of this glitter-, greasepaint- and leather-slathered tome, all four original members of KISS have now penned their autobiographies. Not surprisingly, as one astute Web site pointed out recently by compar ... More >>

  • Film

    February 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    What Has Happened to Washington Avenue?

    To be perfectly honest, I never much cared for Washington Avenue. Then again, I don't have anything resembling what you might call a South Beach personality. I tend to shun velvet ropes and collared shirts after hours, and I definitely prefer either a band be onstage or to hang out somewhere you don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Say No to Cee Lo: 5 Musicians Who Should Get Sitcoms Instead

    This past week, it was announced that Cee Lo Green and NBC are working together to develop a new autobiographical sitcom based on and starring the soul singer. This is, of course, a terrible idea. Sure, Cee Lo is a great singer and he's done some acting, but would his life really make a great sitcom ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Scarlett Johansson: 22 Famous Leaked Cell Phone Pics That Stopped All Office Productivity

    This past Sunday, naughty cell phone pictures of both Mad Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks and television personality Olivia Munn leaked onto the Internet. No, they weren't together in the photos -- Dear God -- these were separate leaks. Two of the most lusted after female celebs, Hend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Gene Simmons Is A Lucky Man -- Our Six Favorite Shannon Tweed VHS Covers (NSFW)

    On behalf of all of us here at Art Attack, I'd like to congratulate Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed on the joyous occasion of their marriage. The pair lived together, "happily unmarried," for 28 years before finally deciding to take the plunge. I have no idea what prompted them to tie the knot (I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Ray Benson: "Before Keith Richards, There Was Bob Wills"

    ​Although he grew up outside Philadelphia, Ray Benson is the quintessential Texas musician. Somewhere in his rambling South Austin studio/office compound is a proclamation declaring him the 2004 official state musician, not to mention the umpteen Grammys he's won as front man and bandleader of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Hugh Hefner's Fiancee: 11 Things That Are Older Than Her

    Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron Eagle​You know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Ten '90s Movies That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings

    THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read on​A few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    The Knights Slay The Owls

    Axismag.com via Deadspin Perhaps the Owls were distracted​The Rice Owls played about as perfect a football game as they could last week. Even then, they needed a UH fumble on fourth-and-one to preserve a 34-31 win.This weekend, the Owls traveled to the land of Disney to take on the UCF Knig ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    League City Ladies Room Peeper Nabbed

    Photo courtesy League City PD​Imagine this scenario, ladies. You're out shopping, and your bladder is bursting. You rush to a stall and sit down to pee. Ahhh, bliss. Suddenly, from the stall next door, this head appears under the partition:That head belongs to Dickinson's Juan Gomez, who is allege ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    ​You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Kendra Wilkinson Is Spawning!

    Of all the girls from The Girls Next Door, I'm really most pleased that it's Kendra who's having a baby with her fiancé, professional football player Hank Baskett. (Apparently, Hugh Hefner teared up when he heard the news that his little girl was all growed up.)Anyway, back to what I was saying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Houston's Favorite Playboy Model And WWE Diva Heads To Jungle, Says She Can Kick Stephen Baldwin's Ass

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThings seem to be going well for Torrie Wilson. After a ten-year stint as a pro wrestling diva, the former Miss Galaxy and Playboy cover girl has settled down in Houston and opened her own Melrose-themed clothing store. But a week from today she'll be abandoned in a Costa Rican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Holly Madison Wants Hef’s Baby…HAHAHA. Okay, I Stopped Laughing

    Without dissolving into a feminist tirade (which I can do very easily, mind you), I have to take a few lines to say that I hate E!’s The Girls Next Door. Not to say that I hate Bridget, Kendra and Holly personally or anything. In truth they’re probably nice people and all. (Actually, Bridget ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007

    This Just In: Anna Nicole Smith’s Mom Files Suit Against Howard K. Stern, CBS Studios and KPRC Houston

    She’s baaaack …. It’s been quite a while since Anna Nicole Smith’s name was last mentioned in the news, but once again, the former Playboy centerfold and reality TV show star is front and center, thanks to a lawsuit filed by her mother in Harris County. On Tuesday, Virgie Arthur, a retire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Harry Choates to Johnny Preston

    The Houston 100 continues. Click here for numbers 91 to 100. 90. “Jole Blon,” Harry Choates, 1946. The unofficial Cajun national anthem was first recorded in Houston, by Choates, a Port Arthur-raised hellraiser who would die in a fit of delirium tremens in the Austin jail at 29 five years ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 12, 2007

    "Red Velvet: Making a Case for Domestic Tranquility"

    A spectacular kimono is hidden from sight at Vine Street Studios

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Phantom Menace

    Joel Schumacher's version of a theater classic gets a tragic ending of its own

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Fiddle Femme Fatale

    Catherine Burnside wants to drag the violin into the DJ/dance scene and conquer the world, too

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    David Lee's Froth

    Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, his rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar, a pending lawsuit and a bunch of other stuff

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    Cat Fight

    Peter Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Spin Control

    Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Sew What?

    When it comes to old-timers and alleged schemes, Anna Nicole's got nothing on this woman

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Graven Images

    A respected preacher gets busted for child pornography on his computer. Has he delved into the worst of cyberspace depravity or just the stuff of scholarly research?

  • Dining

    August 24, 2000

    The Art of Smoke

    Technology has changed the nature of barbecue. But deep in the heart of Texas, a few true artists still cling to the old ways. We go in search of greater Houston's greatest pits.

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Larger Than Life

    Anna Nicole Smith fights for a fortune as her past erupts

  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    Daddy's Money

    In probate court, the sons of oilman J. Howard Marshall II air a high-stakes family feud a fight about loyalty, betrayal and whether their dad played favorites

  • News

    May 7, 1998

    Parting Shot

    Almost 25 years ago, graphics man Alan Berrent took Hustler "into the pink." Before he dies, he wants to make amends.

  • Film

    January 9, 1997

    Porn Again

    Larry Flynt the movie does something Larry Flynt the man wouldn't: It fails to go all the way

  • Calendar

    August 29, 1996
  • Culture

    August 15, 1996

    The Trouble with Beauty

    As Richard Misrach knows, even the horrid can look gorgeous

  • Culture

    July 20, 1995

    Play With Your Food

    Houston's dinner theater leaves a bad taste in our critic's mouth

  • Film

    May 4, 1995
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